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GCQ in Negros until Aug. 31, some businesses to stay closed

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has issued an executive order extending the duration of the General Community Quarantine over Negros Occidental until August 31 and identifying establishments still not allowed to operate.

Lacson issued EO 21-39, Series of 2021, Thursday, July 29, in compliance with the order of President Rodrigo Duterte placing the province under GCQ.

Entertainment and recreational venues, amusement parks, fairs, playgrounds, kiddie rides, traditional cockfighting and cockpits will remain closed during the duration of GCQ, the governor said.

The governor said more stringent travel protocols for inbound travelers and mass gatherings at 30 percent will remain in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the province.

Mandatory registration of all travelers to Negros Occidental to the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) Travel Management System, and all individuals and establishments to the StaySafe.ph Application as the official social distancing, health condition reporting and contact tracing application system of the province will remain in force and effect, the governor said.

The active COVID-19 cases and occupancy in quarantine facilities in Negros Occidental have been dropping, Provincial Administrator Rayfrado Diaz said Thursday.

On Thursday, Negros Occidental had 1,269 active COVID-19 cases, 122 recoveries and three deaths, the Provincial Incident Management Team reported.

Negros Occidental has had 21,246 COVID-19 cases since March 2020, with 19,440 recoveries and 537 deaths, the PIMT added.*

Lacson issued EO 21-39, Series of 2021, Thursday, July 29, in compliance with the order of President Rodrigo Duterte placing the province under GCQ.

Entertainment and recreational venues, amusement parks, fairs, playgrounds, kiddie rides, traditional cockfighting and cockpits will remain closed during the duration of GCQ, the governor said.

The governor said more stringent travel protocols for inbound travelers and mass gatherings at 30 percent will remain in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the province.

Mandatory registration of all travelers to Negros Occidental to the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) Travel Management System, and all individuals and establishments to the StaySafe.ph Application as the official social distancing, health condition reporting and contact tracing application system of the province will remain in force and effect, the governor said.

The active COVID-19 cases and occupancy in quarantine facilities in Negros Occidental have been dropping, Provincial Administrator Rayfrado Diaz said Thursday.

On Thursday, Negros Occidental had 1,269 active COVID-19 cases, 122 recoveries and three deaths, the Provincial Incident Management Team reported.

Negros Occidental has had 21,246 COVID-19 cases since March 2020, with 19,440 recoveries and 537 deaths, the PIMT added.*

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